Missing, endangered man found safe

Johnie Ray Turner. Photo: SSLPD

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, Nov. 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A missing, endangered man from South Salt Lake has been found safe, but chilly, police information says.

Johnie Turner, 56, went missing at from the Meadow Brook Rehabilitation Center, 2700 S. 433 East, at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

Turner, who reportedly is nonverbal and some mental issues, was said to have left the facility wearing just one shoe, casual clothing and a blanket.

Temperatures dipped to 32 degrees overnight. Turner ultimately was found four miles away about 15 hours later.

“Johnie Turner was found safe at 10:20 this morning,” a Friday morning statement from the South Salt Lake Police Department says.

“An alert citizen recognized him from the news and contacted Salt Lake City Police. Mr. Turner was located at 1379 South 1100 West. He was cold, but otherwise okay. As of this writing he has safely returned to Meadowbrook Rehabilitation.”


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